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Mayor Corroon’s Proposed Tax Hike Gets Mixed Reviews

Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon’s announcement Thursday proposing a countywide property tax increase in 2013 of 17.5 percent is getting mixed reviews from members of the Salt Lake County Council. While some say the hike is long overdue, others are calling it a calculated and unnecessary move.  KCPW’s Charlotte Duren reports.

Local News

Mayor Corroon Proposes Increased Property Tax

For the first time in 12 years, Salt Lake County residents could see a big hike in property taxes. County Mayor Peter Corroon presented his proposed $788 million budget for 2013 to the Salt Lake County Council toda​y​, and as KCPW’s Charlotte Duren reports, increased property taxes could mean fewer cuts to critical county services.

County Beat

Salt Lake County Passes Bond For Park and Trail Development

Salt Lake County’s open space will soon be getting a facelift. Tuesday night, Salt Lake County residents passed proposition 1, a $47 million dollar general obligation bond that will fund the construction of three regional parks, the completion of two major trails as well as the purchase of land for a future park. As KCPW’s…


New Electric Charging Stations Open in Salt Lake

Helping to kick off Alternative Fuel Vehicle Awareness Month, Utah Paperbox unveiled five new electric vehicle-charging stations at its new facility in Salt Lake City today.  The company’s President, Steve Keyser, says his goal is to see 10 percent of his workforce in alternative fuel vehicles by the year 2020. “I realize that the air…

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Mayor Corroon Urges Governor to Oppose Snake Valley Agreement

Salt Lake County Mayor Peter Corroon wants Governor Gary Herbert to get behind the Millard County Commission’s opposition of the draft Snake Valley Agreement.  The project would pump water from underground Snake Valley aquifers to Las Vegas. Corroon says he’s concerned the agreement would lead to air pollution and negative health effects for residents in…


Consumer Spending Up Across the Wasatch Front

Consumer spending across the Wasatch Front is up 3.9 percent over the past 12 months, two percent higher than the national consumer price index, according to the Zion’s Bank Consumer Attitude Index.  Randy Shumway, CEO of The Cicero Group, says improvements in the housing market and the continued decrease in unemployment have lead to a…

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